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Reality DIY show finds success with Maine products

The Maine-grown reality show “Maine Cabin Masters” is finding exposure across the nation.

Portland rally calls for mandatory paid sick leave

A Labor Day rally in Portland kicked off a campaign calling on all employers in the city to provide earned paid sick leave for employees.

Entrepreneurs going 'as fast as we can'

Peter Van Allen |

Startups are the lifeblood of a growing economy, and Maine has more than its share of entrepreneurs.

Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center helps 'new Americans' start their businesses

Renee Cordes |

Alain Nahimana, a Burundi native who studied economics and speaks six languages, knows what it's like to arrive in this country and start over without a support network.

Bangor-area businesses reach out to help Texas flood victims


Bangor area businesses are teaming up to collect funds to help victims of widespread flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.

Startup South Portland puts small businesses in local ‘Shark Tank’

Small businesses in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and Westbrook will get some time in the spotlight as well as a chance at money and investors in Startup South Portland, a weekly pitch...

Inc. 5000 includes 12 fast-growing Maine companies

James McCarthy |

Tilson Technology Management and Landry/French Construction Co. are joined by 10 other Maine companies in Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies across the country.

A bootstrap tale: From backyard roots, contractor buys industrial site in Biddeford

Laurie Schreiber |

The purchase of an 11,700-square-foot industrial building on 51 acres is the much-needed next step for a Biddeford contractor who has grown considerably since his first taste of entrepreneurship 17...

Women to Watch: Nancy Strojny, SCORE — Portland chapter

Maureen Milliken |

Nancy Strojny navigated the waters of mega corporation Procter & Gamble for 30 years in an era when few women dared. Then she changed careers to work in distribution and merchandizing...

Women to Watch 2017

Mainebiz is proud to present the 2017 Women to Watch. This year we had so many great nominees, we named five honorees instead of the traditional four. They come from a range of industries...